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ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton Family's Lemonade Stand Benefits Children's Hospital (And Sammarco Honored)

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LEMONADE POURS IN MONEY FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL! The third annual Tiso family lemonade stand was held at Bob’s Famous Foodmart parking lot on September 23, as part of it's Kid’s Day, which followed the annual Bob DiMatteo Memorial 5K Run/Walk.

The Tiso family had hoped to top the success they had the first two years of running the stand.The first year, Hollie Tiso’s children - Grace, Gregory, Tyler and Sean - raised over $100. Last year, they raised over $300.

This year, they had an INCREDIBLE day! Hollie, told About Town that with Bob's allowing them to be there, and with the help of the Teixeira family, they raised $650.

But, wait! The Prone Family Foundation kicked in another $500, and with some more donations coming in by mail, it appears the Tiso Children will be able to present Children's Hospital $1,400!

Adds Hollie, "Not only did the Tiso kids have fun serving lemons for a great cause, but they had a blast at Bob's Foodmart's Kids Day, where they had their faces painted, and our daughter got her hair wrapped by local cheerleaders, they dunked the owner of Bob's in the dunk tank, Blue Shelter had the cutest dogs there for adoption, there were karate shows, the police did child ID's, there were raffles. I can't wait for next year!"

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VOLUNTEERS HONORED & A SIGN PRESENTATION: Volunteers from Stoughton's Town Meeting, Boards, Commissions and Committees were honored in a luncheon held on Saturday, September 22, in the pavilion behind the Old Colony YMCA branch in Stoughton.

Peppercorns at the YMCA catered a delicious barbecue, and Chris Petrie, Chairman of the Board of the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce, provided musical entertainment.

The event was planned and hosted by Selectmen Chairman John Stagnone, with guest speakers, fellow Selectmen Cynthia Walsh and Bob O'Regan.

A Special Proclamation was given to Mike Sammarco, in honor of his efforts with Babe Ruth Baseball, the Sons of Italy, and the Stoughton Planning Board. A sign, which names the field at the Babe Ruth facility in his honor, was unveiled by Mike and his wife, Rosemary.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: to Steve Fradkin, who is owner of Wizard of Adz in Canton and a Democratic activist in town.

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